Lift – Tighten & Tone Your Skin
If you’re looking for a noninvasive way to tighten and lift your skin, Ulthera may be perfect for you. Through the use of hyper-focused, ultrasonic heat, Ulthera revitalizes your existing collagen and promotes the production of brand new collagen in your skin. Ulthera has become one of the most popular anti-aging technologies across the country because it is safe, noninvasive, and is associated with minimal to no down time. This procedure can make your skin look younger while slowing the aging process. Ulthera is most commonly used on the brow area – eyes – face – neck and décolleté, but is also used to tighten and lift the skin of the abdomen, buttocks, and above your knees.
Ultherapy® has been named “ Best Nonsurgical Skin Tightener ” in the 2016 Beauty Choice Awards. This is the 3rd consecutive year Ultherapy® has been recognized by NewBeauty readers and editors in their Beauty Choice Awards. Ultherapy® is the first and only treatment FDA-cleared to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck, and chin, and to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
Ultherapy is the only procedure approved by the FDA to tighten and lift skin without surgery. The procedure utilizes safe, time-tested ultrasound energy, delivered deep beneath the surface of the skin, to stimulate the body’s own healing response for a firmer, more youthful appearance. Ultherapy is available at Aesthetic Specialty Centre, offering our patients another effective option in non-surgical skin rejuvenation.
Ultherapy allows us to bypass the skin’s surface to work deep in the dermal layers where rejuvenation can truly take place. Ultrasound energy penetrates more deeply and precisely than other types of skin rejuvenation technology, including lasers and radio-frequency energy. The precision of the treatment is further enhanced by the ability to use ultrasound imaging to target the specific layers of tissue that will have the greatest effect on the skin’s outward appearance.
“Ulthera is one of my favorite devices used to stimulate the body’s own collagen and elastin. Around age 24 our collagen and elastin production declines drastically. Ulthera uses ultrasound to deliver energy to the dermal epidermal junction targeting the area where collagen and elastin is found. We deliver microinjuries and your body uses new collagen and elastin to repair the injuries. We expect to see about 20% improvement in the area. The procedure itself can feel a little spicy so if you wish to medicate we can write a prescription that you will fill and bring with you to your appointment. We begin seeing results around the three month mark and full results ususally seen at 6 months. Most of my patients are having a treatment every 1-2 years for maintenance. After the procedure you will be red and sometimes you will have little welt marks that normally are gone in a few days.” – Allie McAllister, FNP-C
The Importance of Collagen
Collagen is a substance produced by the body that supports the underlying skin structure and gives skin its smooth, supple feel. Over time, the body produces less collagen, which leads to skin laxity and the appearance of facial lines and creases. Restoring collagen during the middle to later years of life can reverse that process and restore supple smoothness to the skin’s texture and appearance.
Ultherapy does just that, by stimulating processes far beneath the skin’s surface. This allows Ultherapy to work from the inside out, tightening and firming skin without a surgical lift procedure. While the procedure does not involve any anesthesia or downtime, the dermal layers targeted by Ultherapy are the same that are addressed during facelift surgery. By stimulating additional collagen production during treatment, the patient enjoys results that are both instantaneous and long-lasting as collagen builds up the underlying skin structure over time.
The Ultherapy Procedure
Ultherapy is performed on an outpatient basis at Aesthetic Specialty Centre and does not require any type of anesthesia to be administered prior to treatment. Some patients may opt to have a topical numbing cream applied to ensure full comfort throughout the procedure. Those that do not opt for anesthetic have reported a mild burning sensation as the ultrasound energy penetrates the skin’s surface to work in the deep layers below. There is no trauma to the outer skin, which means no signficant discomfort or downtime is involved.
A handheld applicator glides across the surface of the skin, delivering the ultrasound energy to locations deep beneath the skin’s surface. The same applicator can be used to obtain ultrasound images of the treatment, ensuring the ultrasound energy is going exactly where it needs to produce the best possible results. The entire procedure typically takes 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. In addition to treating areas of the face, this procedure can be used to smooth and tighten skin on the neck and chest.
Patients are able to return to their daily activities as soon as the procedure is over. Skin in the treatment area may be slightly red, but this side effect will subside within a day or two after the procedure. There is little or no discomfort after an Ultherapy treatment. Patients may notice skin in the treatment area is somewhat tighter and smoother – results that will continue to improve in the weeks following treatment.
Most patients will achieve their full results after a single Ultherapy treatment session. Results will continue to improve, with some patients seeing ongoing improvement for up to six months. Most people will need a touch-up procedure yearly to maintain their positive results.
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift and tighten loose skin on the face and neck. With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single in-office procedure. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment, contact Aesthetic Specialty Centre Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Roswell at (770) 393-9000 or in Greensboro at (706) 467-6500.
The non-invasive Ultherapy® procedure is U.S. FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, on the eyebrow and under the chin as well as to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. The most common side effects reported in clinical trials were redness, swelling, pain, and transient nerve effects. For full product and safety information, visit www.ultherapy.com/IFU.